Advice upgrading to UPDATE

trying to upgrade my websites is proving to be impossible.

Firstly the download update button that appears in the dashboard doesn't work for ANY of my sites. I either get an error or a blank white page.

Secondly when I do it the old fashioned way according to the notes. After replacing the root/concrete folder and going to tools/required/upgrade it says I'm already up to date.

It says the latest version is 5.4.1 and you are up to date despite me uploading the concrete folder into the root.

So I don't know what to do now...


So I managed to do it by uploading the update into the updates folder (surprise surprise) but the question is.

If this is the only way to upgrade, then the old documentation should be taken down, its circa 5.3, and also do you need to keep very upgrade folder in the upgrades folder?

Now I have concrete 5.4.1 folder and concrete folder in my upgrades folder. Will this folder fill up with upgrades or can I delete some of them safely...


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12345j replied on at Permalink Reply
you should be able to delete unused versions.
Mnkras replied on at Permalink Reply
overriding the /concrete folder still works, thats how i do it,
nige replied on at Permalink Reply
didn't work for me though.

I tried it on two sites, replaced the concrete folder in the root install and went to the upgrade page and it didn't see it.
Brian replied on at Permalink Reply
Ditto for me. Copying over the Concrete folder did not upgrade my site because it was referencing the updates folder.
hursey013 replied on at Permalink Reply
Not here, coping over the existing concrete/ folder worked fine for me.
Brian replied on at Permalink Reply
....and do you have an updates folder with contents?
nige replied on at Permalink Reply
It seems if you don't have the updates folder when you try to use the download button within Concrete you get a major error that says UPDATES folder not found.

I actually manually created an updates folder for a few sites to get around this, however I still got errors trying to do it this way.

It seems if you do have an updates folder then manually copying over the new concrete root folder will NOT work.

If you don't (have an updates folder) manually copying over the new concrete folder WILL work.

mmm all a bit messy...
hursey013 replied on at Permalink Reply
Empty updates folder.
Brian replied on at Permalink Reply
Ok but when I look at the html produced by my web site I see plenty of references to the updates folder. What happens when I delete the folder in that case?
frz replied on at Permalink Reply
uhh, you shouldn't have any references to the updates folder in your html..

where'd those come from? or links to what?
Brian replied on at Permalink Reply
Yes it seemed odd to me;

Here is a portion from a source view of my home page;

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/updates/concrete5.4.0.3/concrete/css/ccm.base.css?v=b37d7e2bfdbbed46103da48217976d09" />
<script type="text/javascript" src="/updates/concrete5.4.0.3/concrete/js/jquery.js?v=b37d7e2bfdbbed46103da48217976d09"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="/updates/concrete5.4.0.3/concrete/js/ccm.base.js?v=b37d7e2bfdbbed46103da48217976d09"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="/index.php/tools/required/i18n_js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="/updates/concrete5.4.0.3/concrete/js/jquery.form.js?v=b37d7e2bfdbbed46103da48217976d09"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="/updates/concrete5.4.0.3/concrete/js/jquery.metadata.js?v=b37d7e2bfdbbed46103da48217976d09"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="/updates/concrete5.4.0.3/concrete/js/jquery.ui.js?v=b37d7e2bfdbbed46103da48217976d09"></script>
ThemeGuru replied on at Permalink Reply
One other thing you might want to do is remove the upgrade in the site/config.php and then overwrite the /concrete folder.

Then run the upgrade script.
Brian replied on at Permalink Reply
Where do I find this config.php? I looked in the root directory and in the /concrete directory.
invision replied on at Permalink Reply
This is a little dated, but the file to be edited is /config/site.php.

For future reference.
gezeiten replied on at Permalink Reply
Hi everyone,

I am a little stuck as well - I tried the automatic upgrade which resulted in a blank screen after what seemed halfway through.

I emptied the updates folder, downloaded the full install version and replaced my /concrete/ folder with the one from the full install.

Still, just a blank page.

Has anyone any advice for me? I'd greatly appreciate your support!
Many thanks in advance!

dancer replied on at Permalink Reply
did you have any luck with this per?
ymne replied on at Permalink Reply
I try myself to update and it has never work. So I finally give up and restart with a fresh new installation. Naturally, in my case, it was more fussy 'cause my version of concrete5 was in french!

I hope in a near future that all this will be thing of the past.

Have fun ;-)
mcmspi replied on at Permalink Reply
Earlier tonight, I tried to upgrade to the 5.5.1 doing what normally is a simple swap of /concrete. But damn was I wrong.. As soon as I did, it gave that familiar error message and killed my website off the world. So... I began to read this thread and thought I would try the /updates folder trick..

Holy S**t it worked beautifully. Like some of you, my /updates folder was also empty, but alas I decided to upload the 5.5.1 folders up in that /updates folder. Then went into the dashboard settings and hit the update button *which NEVER worked before* and it said *Upgrade to 5.5.1 successful* My jaw dropped like a cartoon characters..

So it worked for me, it may work for you, or the usual swap /concrete folder may work. But, if one way fails, try the other. Just remember to back up back up back up before doing major brain surgery on your websites!!